Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Sheehan's prolly a French name!

There's a few posts around the Utah blogosphere that are fulfilling their patriotic duty by intsensely scrutinizing the mother of a dead Iraq war soldier. My question is have you or anyone you know lost anyone in their lives? Has anyone, when they've lost someone, every fallen into an irrational frame of mind when grieving, especially when making sense of their loss?

Chris Hitchens and the rest of the detached, drunk (especially in Hitchen's case), and over-powdered punditocracy are a truly decadent bunch tossing out weasely criticisms of a private citizen who has experienced a very real loss for the benefit of her countrymen. Does Cindy Sheehan have a political agenda? I don't have a clue. But anyone who feels that it's a appropriate to slime a parent who had to bury her child while the cause of his death goes unnaccounted for has a serious moral lapse.

1 Comments:

Blogger Charley Foster said...

I don't get how her personal loss insulates her opinions or her tactics from criticism. I can agree that some of the criticism can be misplaced or overly harsh or personal, or ignorant, but surely her status as grieving mother doesn't lift her beyond the reach of all criticism.

3:41 PM  

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